25 Years of Ed Tech

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Summary

In this episode, Laura chats with Alan Levine about Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and what was going on in the land of learning online in 1994.

Show Notes

In this episode, Laura Pasquini chats with Alan Levine about Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and what was going on in the land of learning online in 1994. We reflect back to the time of dial-up internet, the start community interest groups, and the beginnings of how these technologies would have impacted educational technology. What we learned then, that maybe we could be reminded of nowadays.
Questions from the chapter: What else is going on in this BBS space in the 1990s? What have we learned from these early days of BBS, for the things that came next?

Connect to Alan: http://cog.dog/ 

Follow on Twitter: @YearsEd
Do you have thoughts, comments, or questions about this podcast? Let us know at https://25years.opened.ca/contact-us/ 
Podcast episode art: X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA & Remixed by Laura Pasquini

What is 25 Years of Ed Tech?

25 Years of Ed Tech is a serialized audio version of the book 25 Years of Ed Tech, written by Martin Weller of the Open University and published by AU Press. The audio version of the book is a collaborative project with a global community of volunteers contributing their voices to narrate a chapter of the book. Bonus episodes are a series of conversations called "Between the Chapters" to chat about these topics and more!

"In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students."

Credits:
Text in quotes from the book website published by Athabasca University Press CC-BY-NC-ND
BG music Abstract Corporate by Gribsound released under a CC-BY license. Track was edited for time.
Artwork X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA.
Audio book chapters produced by Clint Lalonde.
Between the Chapters bonus podcast episodes produced by Laura Pasquini.